Summary: I was looking to match the performance of the big Bose acoustic wave system (without spending the Bose $1099). So this Denon system, at less than 40 percent of the Bose cost, was appealing. As it turns out, the Denon sound is markedly superior to the Bose, especially for classical music--more clarity, more oomph. I can hear orchestral lines on the Denon that got muddled on the Bose. The Denon CD player also seems more robust than the Bose, which has its finicky moments.
Summary: This unit was researched on the web. We have owned another Denon system (heavy duty) for years. I tried this one and it is at the top of smaller systems that I have heard. The wide variety of formats allows us to play all of our music. I had no problems with start up or using it in all modes excepting IPod, which I do not have. The simple tone controls have remarkable control over the sound quality.
Summary: After a lot of research looking for an all-in-one system in a compact design that still offered quality sound and construction I settled on the Denon M37. The reviews were over-whelming positive. I found a refurbished model - from a Denon Authorized dealer, I believe it was, and thought I'd save a few bucks. Well, I am very sorry I purchased this system.
Summary: I gave away my last shelf top system, and not a cheap one, because I just never used it. And the reason I never used it was the sound quality didn't hold a candle to my headphones. Now I can put music in the room instead of only my head and still enjoy it. Warm sound, with detail and separation. Nicely done, Denon.
Summary: I could not find sound this good under four figures and UP except for the Denon D-M37. No other micro system came even close at any price. I am completely satisfied with the performance and the capabilities. That said, I don't know why Denon's Chinese factory couldn't have supplied longer sets of speaker leads, or why they couldn't install real output connections instead of the Micky Mouse twist the braided wire around a post and then tighten it connections.
Summary: Got this for my office. It is a sturdy, heavy unit and has a nice appearance. Sound is fine. Speakers are somewhat large and you need to hide them. Single CD player. IPOD docking extra but worth it. Some comtrols a bit awkward.
Summary: The wife wanted a stereo system for the living room- She got an IPOD for Christmas and wanted a system for her new IPOD. She had heard the Bose Wave system at a friends house and was convinced the the Bose was the way to go. Before shelling out those big bucks, we went to Frys to hear what other systems they had.
Summary: I think that your enjoyment of this system will depend largely on your expectations, and mine were too high. However, my initial disappointment has faded considerably. The Denon D-M37 is a unique system - it has features and functions generally not found on micro stereos. This coupled with the good reviews I read here and elsewhere, and my positive experience with other Denon products led me to pull the trigger on this purchase.
Summary: I purchased this product along with the Denon i-Pod docking station. The good part is that I am VERY pleased with the sound quality, the simplicity and the look of this compact but powerful unit. It fits great on my small bookshelf. I saw one review discussing crackling sound but I have not had any such problems with my Denon. I have had the stereo for 2 weeks now. I had originally purchased a Sony shelf system that was a touch too big for the space I had.